Vice Provost for Health Affairs

Nashville, TN

Lipscomb University

Posting Number F0254P
Position Vice Provost for Health Affairs
Primary Responsibility
The Vice Provost for Health Affiars will cast a vision for Lipscomb University to address the health needs of communities and ascend as a national leader in health science education. Reporting to the Provost, he or she will provide the full spectrum of leadership for the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
to include fostering a vision consistent with the spiritual and educational mission of Lipscomb, as well as providing the leadership needed to realize that vision. This leader will cultivate relationships and
build partnerships externally, elevating the visibility of the College and creating greater opportunities for collaborative partnerships between the College, industry, and other organizations with common interests. As an innovator and a collaborator, he or she will align resources and partner with College leaders to provide inspiration for advances in teaching, research, and service.

The Dean, College of Pharmacy; Executive Director, School of Nursing; Program Director, School of Physician Assistant Studies; Department Chair of Nutrition and Kinesiology; and Director of the
Dietetic Internship report to the Vice Provost for Health Affairs.

Preferably possesses an earned doctorate
from an accredited institution.

Possesses a record of excellence in industry
or academic teaching, research and service

• Aligns with the University's statement of
• Exhibits active community engagement
• Maintains an established record of
effectiveness with industry or academic
experience in strategic planning, budgetary
management, administrative processes,
academic policy, fundraising
• Demonstrates ability to collaborate and
work across departments and colleges
• Preferably possesses an earned doctorate
from an accredited institution

Job Related Skills
-Manage and execute the planning, administrative, budgetary and development (fund raising) functions within the academic college.
-Ability to attract, select, train and supervise qualified administrators, faculty and staff.
-Demonstrate a customer service orientation.
-Knowledge of principles, methods and current developments in the healthcare academic disciplines.
-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
-Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.

Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 03/24/2020
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Additional Comments & Information
A full digital profile for the Vice Provost of Health Affairs can be found at:

About Lipscomb University and Lipscomb Academy
Lipscomb University is a Christian institution committed to creating students whose academic excellence, faith and practice, and community service reflect our ideals of global citizenship. Our mission is to integrate Christian faith and practice with academic excellence, not only in the classroom but also by involvement in numerous services to the church and the larger community. It is a place that sees the city as our campus and the world as our classroom. This is what grounds us, and it is also what has grown us.

The institution includes both Lipscomb University and Lipscomb Academy. The University enrolls more than 4,600 students, has a 10-year growth rate from 2007-2017 of almost 70 percent and offers students an intellectually challenging academic program of study that includes eight bachelor's degrees with over 100 majors spanning the liberal arts to programs of study in pre-professional and professional disciplines, 24 master's degrees in 70 fields of study, four education specialist degrees and three doctoral degrees. Each year, Lipscomb students contribute an average of 60,000 hours of service to nonprofits and organizations. Classified as a national university by U.S. News & World Report, Lipscomb University is classified as a doctoral university by the Carnegie Foundation, placing it among 7 percent of schools nationwide.

Lipscomb Academy is a leader in PreK-12th schools in the Nashville area and enrolls over 1,200 students in academic programs from 2-year-olds to 12th grade where students are equipped to love to learn, learn to love, and live to serve. Lipscomb Academy's mission as a Christ-centered PreK-12th grade institution has been greater than shaping the minds of children; we guide children to discover their God-given gifts and passions, to develop as a whole person and to become a positive influence in their local and the greater global community. Throughout its existence, the Academy has benefitted from its unique association with Lipscomb University through access to its college-level professors, equipment and resources while delivering rigorous academic opportunities and offering compelling and competitive athletic programs all wrapped in an environment grounded in spiritual formation.

In addition to Lipscomb's residential campuses in the Green Hills area of Nashville, Tennessee, there are two satellite locations and numerous online programs. At the heart of Lipscomb University are more than 860 full-time faculty and staff at the University and 160 full-time faculty and staff at the Academy who are committed to creating a lasting impact beyond the campus, serving the good of humanity to the glory of God. As you learn more about Lipscomb, we hope you find it to be a place that is joyfully and energetically committed to God and a place where you truly want to share and invest your talents and skills.

Nondiscrimination Statement
Lipscomb University complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws and does not engage in prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, programs and activities.

Hiring Statement Lipscomb University is a private, Christian university associated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ and governed by religious tenets held by the Church of Christ.
Hiring Statement University undergraduate faculty and Academy faculty should be members of the Church of Christ.
Faculty Regular Faculty

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

Description of Tasks Performed
Forges a clear and compelling vision for Lipscomb's Health Sciences academic units

Description of Tasks Performed
Actively seeks partnerships in the community that will elevate and enhance the visibility and
strengthen the reputation of the College

Description of Tasks Performed
Builds relationships and works effectively with philanthropic and community organizations, granting agencies, educational entities, businesses/industries, government and legislative bodies to develop local, national and international partnerships which result in improved services to students, the College, and the community

Description of Tasks Performed
Attracts and develops the financial resources to achieve the ambitions of the College

Description of Tasks Performed
Provides active leadership and collaborates effectively with the President, Board of Trustees, key volunteers, colleagues, and the Advancement Office to create an approach that builds a sustainable culture of philanthropy throughout the College and community

Description of Tasks Performed
Collaborates with the Senior Vice President for Advancement to grow alumni relations and
philanthropy for the Health Sciences' mission

Description of Tasks Performed
Positions the College as a thought leader by participating in media interviews, speaking on behalf of the University at conferences, representing the University in key collaborations or partnerships, and seeking opportunities to disseminate information related to the work of the University

Description of Tasks Performed
Improves the quality and efficiency of clinical education and service

Description of Tasks Performed
Enhances Lipscomb University's clinical & discovery research profile and capacity

Description of Tasks Performed
Ensures academic quality in all Health Science training programs by ensuring consistency of
programs, instruction, and academic content throughout all health science programs

Description of Tasks Performed
Represents the College on the Academic Leadership Team of the University and collaborates with the President, Provost, Deans of other colleges, and directors to promote and advance the interest of the University

Description of Tasks Performed
Collaborates with College leadership to identify synergies and opportunities to expand existing
programs and establish new programs in order to best meet the community's healthcare needs

Description of Tasks Performed
Cultivates a highly collaborative, supportive, and diverse workplace

Description of Tasks Performed
Supports an environment that recognizes excellence and promotes a positive atmosphere of achievement, professionalism and pride for students, faculty, and staff

Description of Tasks Performed
Leads in building and maintaining a culture of assessment and continuous improvement

Description of Tasks Performed
Leads short-term and long-term strategic planning for health programs

Description of Tasks Performed
Articulates the competitive and ever-changing national and international environment for health care delivery and professional education

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation 1
  5. Letter of Recommendation 2
  6. Letter of Recommendation 3
Optional Documents

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